Daily Laborer Selflessly Donated Land to Bengal School Even After Earning Just 200 A Month

A resident of a small village named Binduidi, Jhuka Bauri in West Bengal’s Purulia district, is a daily wage labourer. He merely earns a limited amount and tries it to fulfil just the basic needs of his family. There are three more people in his family which include his wife and two sons. Bauri is some days left without work and for him, no work means no money. However, this has not stopped Bauri from doing good deeds.

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As per the reports of a leading news daily, the man donated half of the six-decimal plot (1 decimal=435.5 sq ft), of the land that he had to a school that has 90 students. Yes, you heard it right!

The nobleman wants authorities to construct a shed, under which students can sit for their meals. The cost of the plot is about Rs 1 lakh, an amount that will take the West Bengal labourer a long 16 months to earn. According to government rates, the cost of the 3-decimal plot is Rs 66,000 (Rs 22,000 per decimal). Overlooking all this, Bauri still did not sell the land to the school, or anyone else.

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Bauri revealed that the plot is around 65 km from Purulia town, the district headquarters, and is adjacent to the school.

He further revealed that he did not like the kids sitting under the sun’s heat for having their meals and running quickly for a shed when it rained heavily so that their food doesn’t get wet.

Bauri recollects his school days and reveals that he never got his meals as he belonged to a poor family. Unfortunately, he was forced to give up his studies and now his sons too are facing the same fate.  


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The headmaster of Binduidi Primary School, Soumendranath Mandal applauded the labourer’s efforts and said that the land he has donated will be utilized for a mid-day meal shed, as well as vegetable cultivation. School authorities have started appealing to people for money to construct the shed.

Everyone appreciated Bauri’s gesture and said that the villagers will remember this for a long time.

A Rajya Sabha MP has promised Rs 5 lakh, after receipt of which construction will begin.

Hats off to Bauri’s kind deed!

by Vijay Singh | Mon, Jul 09 - 02:46 PM

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